Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year ...

Luscious Christmas Day berry desserts and pink Australian Natives.

Happy New Year!!! 
What a busy year 2013 was for our little family.  I went back to (paid) work after having 14 months off with baby number 3, only to discover that I was pregnant again.  Fast forward a number of months and we welcomed little Miss 'I' into our family.  As most new mums know, that first 3 months is a bit of a blur, so as I was coming out of that newborn 'fog',  Christmas was fast approaching.  Life became a whirlwind of feeding, sleeping, nappies, homework, sport, end of year activities and Christmas preparation.  I feel like I've missed most of this year, it really did go by with a whoosh.

I'm welcoming this new year with wide, open arms.  I always love the start of a new year - I thinks its the feeling of starting things afresh; new possibilities and all that.   I have never been one to make New Year Resolutions, but I do set a goal for myself.  I came across a great idea in a blog I've been following where you choose one word to focus on throughout the year, like strength or calm.  This really appealed to me, so for the last couple of days I've been trying to come up with a word for me, for where I'm at in my life.  It has been difficult to choose, but I've decided that my word for the year will be .......

let it go....

I know, I know, it's more than one word and it's actually the same word that Mel from Loved Handmade is using in her blog.  I tossed around a couple of words but I kept coming back to these three words.  (Her life sounds incredibly similar to mine at the moment!!) For me I really need to learn how to let things go, pick my battles so to speak; focus on what's important rather than getting caught up in the little things.   I need to take a step back, breathe and just let it go ........  let go of the frustration I feel when I'm not able to do everything I want to do right now, let it go when my house is crazy and untidy, let go and let my kids be kids. My babies won't be babies for ever and I really need to be with them, enjoy them and create beautiful, happy childhood memories for them.  Pretty much what every mum wants for her babes right?  So it's settled.....they will be my words for the year.  We shall see how I go.

"If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life, then let there be chaos. But find strength and stillness to be the eye inside that storm. These things are happening around you; NOTHING is happening to you"(not sure of the original source - I came across it via pinterest)

I must remember this throughout the year too!!!  Yes, right now my life is CRAZY and CHAOTIC, but I actually like it that way.  I like being busy, I like my house being loud... I just have to remember these wise words and not sweat the small stuff.

What's your word going to be this year???

Tina xx

If you want to follow along, you can link up with Mel at Loved Handmade.


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